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  1. March 8, 2012

    Ponzi mastermind jailed for 14 years

    A businessman has been jailed for masterminding and running what is believed to be Britain’s largest Ponzi scheme, which...

  2. December 12, 2011

    Patenting the Ponzi is an extraordinary tale of growth

    “Two world poker champions and other leaders of one of the largest internet card gaming sites turned the company into a...

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  1. September 23, 2011

    Patenting the Ponzi: the extraordinary growth of Ponzi schemes

    “Two world poker champions and other leaders of one of the largest internet card gaming sites turned the company into a...

  2. FT Alphaville

    December 13, 2010

    Latest Madoff lawsuits total $40bn

    The weekend suicide of Mark Madoff, the son of Ponzi fraud Bernie Madoff, will not stop a flood of litigation from hitting...

  3. February 2, 2010

    Vantis falls £10.7m into red

    Vantis, the Aim-quoted company acting as a liquidator to Stanford International Bank (SIB) fell £10.7m into the red in its...

  4. October 31, 2009

    Madoff accountant to plead guilty

    David Friehling, the long-time accountant of Bernard Madoff, will plead guilty to fraud charges next week, prosecutors have...

  5. October 31, 2009

    Madoff 'astonished' SEC did not catch him

    Bernard Madoff, the mastermind of the biggest "Ponzi" scheme in history, told inspectors in a June interview that it was...

  6. October 31, 2009

    Madoff accountant to plead guilty

    David Friehling, the long-time accountant of Bernard Madoff, will plead guilty to fraud charges next week, prosecutors have...

  7. October 22, 2009

    Galleon closes hedge funds in wake of insider trading claims

    Galleon Group is winding down all its hedge funds just days after insider trading allegations against Raj Rajaratnam, its...

  8. October 15, 2009

    Investors who lost $2.4m in Madoff scheme sue SEC

    Two investors who lost more than $2.4m in the Bernard Madoff "Ponzi" scheme have filed suit against the US Securities and...

  9. September 8, 2009

    SEC in spotlight Madoff failures

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission faces fresh scrutiny this week after a report blamed its failure to uncover...

  10. September 4, 2009

    New SEC funds system urged

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission needs a new, more reliable funding system that would allow it to attract...

  11. July 15, 2009

    SEC toughens oversight of ratings agencies

    The Securities and Exchange Commission has created a group of examiners to oversee credit ratings agencies, which came...

  12. June 29, 2009

    Madoff due to learn his sentence as prosecutors demand 150 years

    His victims have called him a "monster" and a "devil" and want him jailed for the rest of his life. Today, Bernard Madoff,...

  13. June 29, 2009

    Madoff sentence to determine more than just time in prison

    No matter what prison term US judge Denny Chin hands down today to Bernard Madoff, the disgraced former broker will, in...

  14. April 23, 2009

    Hennessee fined over Bayou fraud

    Hennessee Group, which advised clients to invest in the Bayou hedge funds that were later discovered to be fraudulent, has...

  15. April 15, 2009

    Move to recover Madoff brother's Aston

    UK officials yesterday moved to recover a vintage Aston Martin car and other assets belonging to the brother of Bernard...

  16. April 15, 2009

    Madoff brother's assets in the frame

    UK officials yesterday moved to recover a vintage Aston Martin car and other assets belonging to the brother of Bernard...

  17. April 3, 2009

    A benchmark index should not create bars to entry

    Quoted professional services companies can be found in many different market sectors, including the obvious general...

  18. April 1, 2009

    SEC plans to enlist private scrutineers

    Mary Schapiro, who chairs the US Securities and Exchange Commission, is to consider plans to address the agency's limited...

  19. March 30, 2009

    Antigua considers launching criminal probe into Stanford

    Antiguan officials are considering opening a criminal investigation into Sir Allen Stanford, the Texan businessman accused...

  20. March 30, 2009

    Antigua considers criminal probe on Stanford

    Antiguan officials are considering opening a criminal investigation into Sir Allen Stanford, the Texan businessman accused...

  21. March 27, 2009

    SEC pledges to strengthen its oversight

    Mary Schapiro, the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, yesterday promised to strengthen oversight of...

  22. March 20, 2009

    Medici to return banking licence

    Bank Medici, the Austrian bank that funnelled billions of dollars into Bernard Madoff's "Ponzi" scheme, will return its...

  23. March 12, 2009

    Lord of the Ponzis

    John Gapper's blog: Perhaps they should rechristen it a Madoff scheme. To judge by the charges against him, to which his...

  24. March 12, 2009

    Alleged 'Ponzi' scheme to affect Antigua's poll results

    Sir Allen Stanford will be keeping a close eye on the outcome of Antigua's general election, held today, says Stacy-Marie...

  25. March 12, 2009

    London investigation remains at an early stage

    While US prosecutors have charged Bernard Madoff with two counts of international money laundering, a UK-led probe into his...

  26. March 12, 2009

    Questions remain in Madoff drama

    Bernard Madoff's statement to FBI investigators on December 11 that "there is no innocent explanation" helps explain his...

  27. March 11, 2009

    Madoff set to plead guilty to 11 charges of investment fraud

    Bernard Madoff, the Wall Street broker accused of the biggest investment fraud in history, is set to plead guilty tomorrow...

  28. March 10, 2009

    Madoff trustee approves 12 payments

    The trustee who is recovering money for victims of the alleged fraud perpetrated by Bernard Madoff has approved 12 claims...

  29. March 7, 2009

    Madoff moves closer to plea deal

    Bernard Madoff, the New York broker accused of masterminding an alleged $50bn "Ponzi" scheme, is moving closer to a plea...

  30. February 27, 2009

    CFTC seeks authority in crime cases

    US legal authorities did not take any action in almost two-thirds of the cases brought to them by the country's federal...

  31. February 27, 2009

    Whistleblower alleged Stanford 'Ponzi' scheme five years ago

    A whistleblower contacted US regulators more than five years ago with allegations that Sir Allen Stanford's businesses were...

  32. February 26, 2009

    UBS under regulatory fire over Madoff feeder fund

    UBS, the Swiss bank, was accused on Wednesday of "serious failure" by Luxembourg's financial regulator over its...

  33. February 26, 2009

    UBS under fire over Madoff

    UBS, the Swiss bank, was accused on Wednesday of "serious failure" by Luxembourg's financial regulator over its...

  34. February 26, 2009

    US authorities file charges over four alleged scams

    US authorities yesterday filed charges in four separate alleged investment scams, marking the latest wave of securities...

  35. February 13, 2009

    SEC left exposed by Madoff scandal

    Much of the blame for missing Bernard Madoff's alleged $50bn "Ponzi" scheme has been attached to the US Securities and...

  36. February 13, 2009

    SEC flaws exposed by Madoff scandal

    Much of the blame for missing Bernard Madoff's alleged $50bn "Ponzi" scheme has been attached to the US Securities and...

  37. February 12, 2009

    Madoff's wife took $15.5m ahead of his arrest

    Bernard Madoff's wife Ruth pulled $15.5m (£11m) out of a Massachusetts brokerage that funnelled clients to her husband in...

  38. February 7, 2009

    Schapiro vows to make SEC a tougher regulator

    The new chief of the US Securities and Exchange Commission vowed yesterday to make the beleaguered regulator a tougher and...

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